Fox Has Halted Production On A Naked Dating Show That Would Compete With VH1’s ‘Naked Dating’

There are so many naked reality shows popping up (HAHA, PUN) these days, it’s hard to keep track of them anymore. Danger is planning a comprehensive rundown next week, but in the meantime, let’s talk about one such show that probably won’t be making the cut. In direct competition to VH1’s Naked Dating, Fox had been planning a naked dating show of its own which would be taped in front of a live studio audience. If you want to know why, go back and last read the part of that last sentence.

The Wrap says:

With producers hired, casting completed and plans to build the set made, the project was reviewed earlier this week and a decision made to hold it pending new leadership as Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly left in June and his replacement hasn’t been announced.

Fox’s version of what has become a hot idea in Hollywood would have had its naked participants date each other on a set in front of a studio audience. One of the insiders said the pilot description has “overtones of a live sex show.”

Another insider said that the project is just temporarily hold pending Reilly’s replacement, but I’d like to think it was because they were developing basically a live sex show. Now this is kind of douchey, but I’m going to go ahead and quote myself in an article I wrote back in February when VH1’s Naked Dating had just been announced:

I think that in the Idiocracy-esque transformation of “Fuddruckers” to “Buttf*ckers,” we’re getting that much closer to having a dating show that’s just called Live F*cking.

And five months later, we just came *this* close to a major network reality series where everyone is naked that’s quoted as having “overtones of a live sex show.” A’murica the beautiful, y’all.